Tottenham can get their campaign up and running against leg-weary Everton
It will remain a secret what Roberto Martinez said to his Everton players at half-time during Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Barnsley but it probably wasn’t ‘Well done boys, keep up the good work!’
The Toffees trailed the Tykes by two goals and hadn’t looked up for the fight. But Martinez’ speech clearly had some effect because the Premier League side came out in the second half and scored three times, eventually winning the tie in extra time.
Everton probably have more chance of winning a competition like the Capital One Cup than the Premier League but their manager will have been annoyed that he had to throw his best players into the mix to rescue a match they should have strolled on paper.
Tottenham Hotspur have made an indifferent start to the new campaign, losing their opener at Manchester United and drawing with Stoke and Leicester and Harry Kane, their top scorer last season, has yet to hit his stride this term.
There has been a huge turnaround of players at White Hart Lane during the transfer window. Ten of the first-team squad have left and Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor have been told they have no future at Spurs. Only four have arrived, though Mauricio Pochettino also has West Brom’s Saido Berahino on his shopping list and talks are ongoing with Bayer Leverkusen over a move for South Korean international Heung-Min Son.
Everton are without a win in five against Spurs and have lost their last three Premier League meetings by a one-goal margin. That outcome in our Winning Margins market this weekend is 53/20Add to betslip. Spurs to grab a first win of the season in our Full Time Result betting is 10/11Add to betslip.
The match kicks off at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 29th at White Hart Lane
Odds are provided at time of writing, please check your betslip to confirm they have not changed before betting.